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eThekwini digestion pilot plant in trial

     27th May 2016 Resource management company Veolia Water Technologies completed the installation of an anaerobic digestion pilot plant, which was erected at eThekwini Water and Sanitation’s Southern Wastewater Treatment Plant in Merebank, Durban in the first quarter of this year. The trial project, which was... 

SA space agency successfully supports US science satellite launch

By: Keith Campbell     1st August 2014 The Space Operations division of the South African National Space Agency (Sansa) revealed on July 17 that it had supported the successful launch of the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) satellite on July 2. The spacecraft was launched on a... 

Results of Martian mission good, but could have been better

By: Terry Mackenzie-hoy     18th April 2014 The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration began its Mars exploration programme in 2003 with the sending of  two surface rovers – Spirit and Opportunity – to explore the Martian surface. The mission's scientific objective was to characterise a wide range of rocks and soils that hold... 

Energy Institute announces shortlist for energy awards competition

By: Creamer Media Reporter      16th September 2013 The Energy Institute Awards cover the depth and breadth of the global energy sector, and recognise the important contribution the energy industry makes to society. Over 130 entries were received to this year’s competition. The judging panel, made up of senior industry representatives, has... 

Packaging firms team up to pursue perishable-foods solutions 

By: Joanne Taylor     12th April 2013 Plastic packaging company Astrapak and flexible packaging company Afripack announced a joint venture (JV) to meet the growing demand for packaging solutions in the perishable-foods industry. 

‘Unscientific’ claims about global warming mar Marine Week advert 

By: Kelvin Kemm     2nd November 2012 The Department of Environment Affairs (DEA) took out a full-page advertisement in newspapers promoting National Marine Week, which was held from October 8 to 14.  

Company Announcement: ATMOS Global Launches First-of-Its-Kind DustPack: ‘vidence-Based Dust Management Service Structure for ‘any Mine, Anywhere, Anytime’

     4th September 2012 ATMOS Global Launches First-of-Its-Kind ‘DustPack ‘Evidence-Based Dust Management Service Structure’ for ‘any Mine, Anywhere, Anytime 

Company Announcement: ATMOS Global Launches its new ‘RiskBalance+ Evidence-Based Dust Management Plans’

     21st August 2012 ATMOS Global launches globally its new RiskBalance+ philosophy, a fully developed approach to formulating Evidence-Based Dust Management Plans as part of its first-of-its-kind new global initiative VerifiedDust: Evidence-based Dust Management and Dust Control Verification Program, a global... 

Company Announcement : ATMOS global Launches of ‘VerifiedDust’ First-of-Its-Kind Dust Verification Program - a Global ‘Journey of 1000 Mines’ to 2020

     15th August 2012 ATMOS Global ™ (ATMOS Australia Pty Ltd – Elite Atmospheric Air Quality Modelling & Forecasting and Climate Change Research Consultants ™) launches its first-of-its-kind new global initiative VerifiedDust ™: Evidence-based Dust Management and Dust Control Verification Program ™, a global event, a... 

Company Announcement: ATMOS Global Launches ‘DustFinder+’ the Next New Frontier for Virtual Dust Management

     3rd August 2012 ATMOS Global launches globally its newest ground-breaking dust control technology: DustFinder+ a first-of-its- kind Ultra Intelligent Dust Assessment and Dust Management System that offers mining operators a technologically advanced systematic methodology to formulate, assimilate and maintain... 

Company Announcement: ATMOS Global Revolutionary ‘Air Quality and Climate Change Academy’ Launches Globally

     1st August 2012 ATMOS Global launches globally its revolutionary Air Quality and Climate Change Academy  

Gas products provider offers technology for fresher and safer food

     9th March 2012 Gas products and technology manufacturer and supplier Air Products says it has made important strides in food safety technology in the last 4 to 5 years, particularly in the area of modified atmosphere packaging (Map), where its Freshline offering brings a complete packaging solution to food... 

Hospitality industry to benefit from LED technology 

     24th February 2012 Lighting manufacturer Philips has launched a new light-emitting diode (LED) lamp dimming feature aimed at decreasing the hospitality industry’s carbon footprint, as well as its energy bills. 

Stricter enforcement of ambient air quality standards for brick manufacturing

By: Tracy Hancock     14th October 2011 The Air Quality Act (AQA), No. 39 of 2004, will be used to outlaw the use of energy-intensive clamp kilns used by the brick-making industry unless there is a transition to cleaner production, says Department of Environmental Affairs air quality management and climate change chief director Peter... 

Fukushima crisis still very serious, but its effects are very limited 

By: Keith Campbell     29th April 2011 A month after the dreadful March 11 earthquake and tsunami which devastated a large part of northeastern Honshu, the main island of Japan, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) reported that, as of April 13, “the situation at the Fukushima Daiichi [nuclear power] plant remains very... 

Gas turbine technology for proposed steel mill project

     6th August 2010 International power generation company General Electric (GE) Energy’s power and water division plans to supply a gas turbine for a proposed steel mill project, which is being developed by industrial gases company Air Products, in Middletown, Ohio, US, to demonstrate that waste gases can be used... 

Do the emerging biofuel technologies offer a way around the food-versus-fuel dilemma?

By: Leandi Kolver     8th May 2009 In the struggle to eliminate the possibility of creating a food supply crisis by producing an alternative fuel source from biofuels, scientists and biologists are seeking other sources, so-called ‘second- and third-generation’ biofuels. 

Simulation maps South Africa’s climate future

By: Liam Morrison     23rd January 2009 South Africa is likely to become a significantly drier country than it currently is, but with stronger wet weather events, reports University of Pretoria’s Geography, Geoinformatics and Meteorology researcher and lead-author of a climate simulation of the Southern African region published in the... 

Seal manufacturer completes petrochemicals plant safety upgrade

By: Jonathan Faurie     7th September 2007 Seals and sealing transits manufacturer Roxtec Africa, part of the Roxtec group, has completed an upgrade at petrochemical giant Sasol's Otene Train 3 plant in Secunda. 

Firm claims to offer ‘most advanced range of actuators on the market’

     10th November 2006 Tyco Valves and Controls can boast the most advanced and comprehensive range of actuators currently on the market. 

Safety torches operate in potentially-explosive conditions

By: abdul cook     25th March 2005 Gauteng-based Denver Technical Products have introduced one of the first ATEX directive compliant safety lights to South Africa. 

Rapid-response service for gas customers

By: Nelendhre Moodley     4th February 2005 Gas company Air Products South Africa is excited about the prospects for two of its projects this year. 

US manufacturer introduces

     25th April 2003 In the 1960s, US pump company Gorman-Rupp launched the first self-priming centrifugal pump designed specifically to pump domestic sewage. 

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